Sheep Farm Park Contract on Tonight’s City Council Agenda

President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Recreation and Parks Committee is sponsoring ordinance 1182-2021 to design the new Case Road Park, located on the site of the former Ohio State University Agriculture Extension Sheep Farm at 2425 W. Case Rd. This 58-acre park has more than 1,000 households within a 10 minute walk. The $235,825 contract with MKSK Inc. will include developing plans for the parkland design and layout of amenities, which will be guided by community input.

You should be able to view the City Council meeting on their YouTube channel. The meeting begins at 5pm, but this issue is expected to be discussed around 5:30 or later. Trustee Roy Wentzel is scheduled to speak.

Sheep Farm Events

Join us if you are available on Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 am to noon.

We will have Pam from the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks to show us what weeds we should target to keep the Sheep Farm as clean and usable as possible while we wait for a plan for the property. She will bring tools and gloves, but I encourage you to bring your own gloves and to be prepared with long sleeves and pants and, given the recent rain, boots.

As an inducement for rolling out so early on a Saturday, NWCA is providing coffee and donuts (really good ones from a local donut shop). So we know how many tools and donuts will be needed, please email northwestcivic@gmail.com if you plan to come.

Please come even if you can’t stay long. We want to show Recreation and Parks that this park is important to us. Thanks!
Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation to See a Presentation about the Farmhouse

Soon to be surrounded by a new city park, the fate of the c1880s sheep farmhouse – one of the oldest remaining structures in northwest Columbus – is unknown. Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation via Zoom, Friday, June 18 at noon for a free presentation by Miranda Nicasio, a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, who measured and evaluated this building as an assignment. We hope that Miranda’s work will help guide decision-makers and the design team toward a productive new use. 

Register to get the Zoom link

Join Your Neighbors at the Historic Sheep Farm Park for Earth Day!

Have you seen the new Columbus park on West Case Rd.? A lot of your neighbors have walked their dogs, flown kites and even cross-country skied there. On April 22nd we will meet in the Sheep Farm Park at 6:00 P.M. to celebrate Earth Day!

You can tour the 57+ acres, explore the mown paths and enjoy spring breezes! Or, you can help to remove some pesky invasive volunteer Callery pear seedlings. We will have trash bags to help clean up any trash we find. If you think you might want to do some clean-up or dig up unwanted plants, bring some gardening/work gloves. Bring tools if you have them.

This is great opportunity to get out in the fresh air, talk to other people and enjoy nature. We want everyone to be safe, however, so please wear your masks and maintain appropriate distance.

See you on Thursday!

Whether you are able to come or not, take our one question survey about how you can be involved with the Sheep Farm Park in future.